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October 1, 2017

  1. Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in the test format during the first Test against Sri Lanka on September 30, 2017
    • The 32-year-old became the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone in his 61st Test.
  2. Iran has embargoed exports and imports of fuel products to and from Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the region’s controversial independence referendum,
  3. Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurdish authorities would pay the price for an independence referendum which was widely opposed by foreign powers.
  4. Vice Chancellor Punjab University: Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar
  5. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will undertake a crucial visit to Afghanistan on October 1, 2017
  6. Bollywood’s veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter died on September 27, 2017 after losing battle against skin cancer in Mumbai
  7. A former deputy minister of the Ethiopia Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and 20 others were charged with corruption offenses before the Ethiopia Federal High Court in Addis Ababa
  8. NACTA: National Counter Terrorism Authority
  9. United States (US) Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson
  10. The federal government has finally managed to develop consensus on the major points of reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as all lawmakers from the tribal regions have agreed to the merger with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)

October 02, 2017

  1. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Kabul on October 01, 2017 to hold discussions with Afghan authorities
    • During a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, matters of regional security and counter-terrorism efforts were discussed
  2. The United Arab Emirates has begun collecting new “sin” taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks October 01, 2017
  3. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to offer $10,000 per match to each foreign cricketer who would play Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in the country
  4. Pakistani boxer Mohammad Waseem on October 01, 2017 maintained his position as World Boxing Council’s (WBC) number one and undefeated Silver Flyweight champion by defeating Panama’s Carlos Melo
  5. A new national survey has found that 132,000 people in Pakistan suffer from HIV
    • The survey was conducted using a grant from the Global Fund
  6. US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme
  7. Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh, was elected on October 01, 2017 as leader of Canada’s left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party
  8. A law that forbids any kind of full-face covering, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, has come into force in Austria
  9. World-first “thunderstorm asthma” warning system launched in Australia
  10. 1st Governor-General of India: 1858

October 3, 2017

  1. President Mamnoon Hussain signed the controversial Election Act 2017 (October 2, 2017)
    • The law was passed to allow the party to re-elect the disqualified former prime minister as party chief
  2. A Senate committee on October 2, 2017 approve d a bill to provide a mechanism for public interest disclosures by providing protection to whistleblowers in corruption cases
  3. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah has been conferred the highest military award of Saudi Arabia, the King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence
  4. The first batch of the rolling stock for the Orange Line Metro Train reached the Lahore on October 2, 2017
  5. At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when a gunman opened fire from a 32nd floor hotel room on a country music concert in Las Vegas
  6. Renowned artist Tasaddug Sohail passed away on Monday. He was 87
    • His canvas would be replete with a variety of eye-catching images bathed in delectable colours
  7. Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on October 2, 2017 for their discoveries about the body`s biological clock
    • Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for their work on finding genetic mechanisms behind circadian rhythms
  8. The rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh has removed the Taj Mahal from its of ficial list of tourist destinations for which the state is famous
  9. Myanmar ‘ready’ to take back Rohingya refugees
  10. Iranian and Iraqi forces conducted joint military exercises on October 2, 2017 near the border with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region

October 4, 2017

  1. A special corps commanders conference that reportedly lasted around seven hours was held at the military`s General Headquarters (GHQ) on October 3, 2017
  2. The civil works on the 1263MW Punjab Power Plant has been started, near Trimmu Barrage, about 23km away from the Jhang district headquarters
  3. The lobbying firm that campaigned to get F-16 fighter jets for Pakistan in 2016 also advocated for India to block the proposed sale, claims a new book by a former US senator, Larry Pressler
  4. Pakistan among top 10 economies in terms of its internet users
    • Nearly 16 million Pakistanis went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015, accounting for half the number of the overall internet users in the country, according to a UN “Information Economy Report 2017” released on October 3, 2017
    • The country was at the ninth position on the list compared to India (1st), Iran (7th) and Bangladesh (10th)
  5. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on October 3, 2017 ordered the second major reshuffle of provincial bureaucracy, wherein 42 officers, including administrative secretaries, commissioners and deputy commissioners, were transferred
  6. Global pact for indigenous land rights launched
  7. A group of 20 foreign diplomats who visited Myanmar`s Rakhine state, have urged the government to allow access by humanitarian groups and by a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of human rights violations
  8. The United States ordere d the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats on October 3, 2017, accusing Havana of failing to protect their US counterparts from harm in a series of mystery `attacks` on their health
  9. Three US-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on October for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe
    • Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology won the 2017 prize for a combination of highly advanced theory and ingenious equipment design
  10. Ex-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday in Germany
    • Talabani, 83, was Iraq`s president from 2005 to 2014 and a key figure in Iraqi Kurdistan

October 5, 2017

  1. Govt agrees to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration amid uproar
  2. Iranian forces fired at least 11 mortar shells into Pakistani territory near the Panjgur border in Balochistan on October 4, 2017
  3. Pakistan Oil fields Limited (POL) has discovered one of the largest oil and gas reserves from its Jhandial well (Punjab) in last five years, as per announcement at PSX
    • Jhandial well is located in Ikhlas Block in Northern Potwar, about 83 kilometers Southwest of Islamabad in District Attock
  4. Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 would be launched in 2018
    • SUPARCO: Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
  5. A Turkish court on October 4, 2017 found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year`s failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related to the attempted putsch so far
  6. King Salman arrived in Moscow on October 4, 2017, the first official visit to Russia by a ruler from Saudi Arabia
  7. DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an `ethics and society` unit to study the impact of new technologies on society
  8. A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists (Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson) won the Nobel chemistry prize on October 4, 2017 for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action
  9. The United Nations has moved to put the Saudi-led coalition on its annual blacklist of child rights’ violators for the killing and maiming of children in Yemen, according to a draft report obtained by AFP
  10. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

October 6, 2017

  1. Military spokesperson on October 5, 2017 stressed the need for all civilian and military institutions to work together to defeat `enemy designs` aimed at dividing the country
    • ISPR chief insists spy agencies played ‘constitutional’ role in JIT probe
    • Acknowledges MML’s right to participate in political process
    • Argues ‘silence is also an expression’ with reference to corps commanders’ huddle
  2. The National Assembly October 5, 2017 unanimously passed ‘The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017’, to amend ‘The election act 2017’ by restoring the word “Oath” instead of “Declaration” in the nomination paper about the finality of Prophethood (Khatm-e-Nabuwat)
  3. Pakistan warns India against targeting its Nuclear Installations
    • Current Foreign Minister Pakistan: Khawaja Mohammad Asif
  4. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pak-British bilateral relations, Pakistan Air Force arranged a mesmerizing air show at Sea View, Karachi October 5, 2017
  5. Karachi has been ranked on 7th position in terms of FDI Strategy in the list of Top 10 Asia-Pacific cities of the future 2017-18, which was released recently by FDI Intelligence
    • FDI: Foreign direct investment
  6. Two fearless Asian women a Pakistani (Gulalai Ismail) and a late Indian journalist (Gauri Lankesh) who risked their lives campaigning against extremism won a joint award (Anna Politkovskaya Award) on October 5, 2017 for their common cour age
  7. Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of The Remains of the Day, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on October 5, 2017
  8. Saudi Arabia`s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on October 5, 2017 signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow
  9. Iraqi forces retook one of the militant Islamic State group`s last two enclaves in the country on October 5, 2017
  10. Current Indian Chief of the Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa

October 7, 2017

  1. Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa assumed the charge of Commander Southern Command at a ceremony held on October 6, 2017
  2. The Government of Pakistan has appointed Air Marshal Farooq Habib as vice chief of the air staff
    • Air Marshal Habib was commissioned in the GD(P) Branch of the PAF in June, 1982
  3. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has added another prestigious accolade to her name, winning the `Best Documentary` award at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York on October 6, 2017
  4. Pakistan is facing formidable challenges to improving food security because of poor governance, lack of economic growth and instability within the country as well as on its borders, Asian Development Bank has said in a report
  5. The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory originally an India claim aimed at thwarting the development plan
  6. Madrid rules out dialogue unless Catalonia drops independence bid
  7. Nuclear disarmament campaign group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to consign the atomic bomb to history
  8. The United States will end some of its toughest economic and trade sanctions imposed on the government of Sudan
  9. China has issued a travel advisory to its nationals visiting India, the first such warning after the Doklam standoff, warning them about denial of visas to visit “restricted areas” like the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  10. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Energy Ministry to negotiate a three-year deal with Pakistan on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports

October 08, 2017

  1. Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has been appointed as new Pakistan Navy chief and has been promoted to designation of Admiral
  2. Senior Afghan and American officials welcomed the arrival of new US made military helicopters on October 07, 2017
  3. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to discontinue their flights to the United States from October 31 due to annual losses of up to Rs1.25 billion
  4. Norway to pay male and female internationals equally
    • A new agreement between Norway’s football association and the country’s international players will lead to men and women receive the same financial compensation for representing their country
  5. European Parliament’s (EP) European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group has nominated Aasia Bibi for Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
    • Aasia Bibi is a Christian woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 under Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Currently she is on death row
  6. President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups
  7. PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced a comprehensive development package worth above Rs 2.5 billion for the infrastructural uplift of Nowshero Feroz district for the provision of gas, electricity and the construction of roads
  8. Pakistan dismisses US concerns on CPEC, urges world to focus on India’s atrocities in Kashmir
    • Earlier, the Trump administration had informed Congress that it too believes the CPEC passes through a disputed territory — originally an India claim aimed at thwarting the development plan
  9. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected to visit Pakistan in the near future on the invitation of Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  10. A new surgical tool was recently developed, and it could possibly replace the need of stitches and staples.
    • ‘Metro Glue’ is elastic surgical glue that can seal a wound within 60 seconds!

October 9, 2017

  1. The government has appointed retired Justice Javed Iqbal as the new chief of National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
    • The new chairman was chosen from among 12 nominees submitted by the government and opposition parties
  2. First train of Orange Line project unveiled in Lahore on October 8, 2017
    • The Punjab government plans to bring it into operation in December
  3. Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, a three-star general, who has served as chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has announced his plans to seek early retirement from service
    • Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, currently posted as president of the National Defence University (NDU) inIslamabad
  4. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) observed the National Disaster Awareness Day on October 8, 2017 to remember the victims of 2005 earthquake
  5. Awami Workers Party (AWP) senior leader Naeem Shakir Advocate died of cardiac arrest over the weekend in the US. He was 73
    • As a Supreme Court lawyer, he fought for the rights of minorities and workers. He defended the hapless members of the religious minorities in blasphemy cases such as the Aasia Bibi case
  6. India has created a `mess`in disputed Kashmir over the past 15 months, India`s former intelligence chief Amarjit Singh Dulat was quoted as saying in an article published by The Hindu
  7. The Chinese foreign ministry has dismissed United States (US) criticism that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through disputed territory
  8. The US has invited Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), to attend a conference of military chiefs from various friendly countries
  9. US President Donald Trump said he will not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem until after pushing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
  10. An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles got underway October 8, 2017

October 10, 2017

  1. South Asia is no longer the fastest-growing region in the world, the World Bank said in a recent report
  2. Pakistan is set to launch the Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) early next year
  • The PRSS-1 is Pakistan’s first earth observation satellite and will be launched by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco)
  1. Zurich-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimilés (FIATA) has elected Mr Babar Badat as its president at its World Congress, 2017 on Oct 8
  • FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a global body, representing over 50,000 international logistics companies from 150 member countries.
  • The total employee strength of FIATA member companies is over 10 million
  • Mr Badat is the founder chairman of the Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA), and ran unopposed for the position
  1. The Nobelprizein economics was awarded on October 9, 2017 to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people`s choices on economic matters whether on savings or game shows like `Deal or No Deal` are not always rational
  2. NATO launched a new multinational force in Romanian October 9, 2017 to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin`s 2014 seizure of Crimea
  3. US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row
  4. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief confirms Iran complying with nuclear deal
  • IAEA chief: Yukiya Amano
  1. Jean Rochefort, the French actor who played a key role in one of the most cursed movie sagas in Hollywood history, has died aged 87
  2. Fifteenth World Day against Death Penalty will be observed today (October 10, 2017
  3. Vice Chancellor Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS): Dr Javed Akram

October 11, 2017

  1. Cabinet decides to revise quota system in country
    • As the quota system devised over 40 years ago to allocate jobs among all the provinces expired in 2013
  2. The Establishment Division on October 10, 2017 notified newly promoted grade 22 additional secretaries and assigned them charge of different ministries, divisions and subordinate entities
  3. North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said on October 10, 2017
  4. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said he had accepted the `mandate of the people` for his region`s independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid
  5. Nasa astronauts took another spacewalk outside the International Space Station on October 10, 2017, this time to grease the robot arm`s new hand
  6. Kabul has unilaterally put off a meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTTCA)
    • A highlevel forum set up to deal with problems hindering smooth implementation of a revised transit treaty. The last meeting of the authority was held last year
  7. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the second Test in Dubai on October 10, 2017 and take the series 2-0.
  8. Iran warns US on designating Guards terrorist group
  9. Chief of The Intelligence Bureau`s (IB): Aftab Sultan
  10. CEO Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT): Jahanzeb Burana

October 12, 2017

  1. The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on October 11, 2017 rejected `The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2017` and said it was unIslamic
  2. The CPEC is future of Pakistani people and there will never be any compromise on it, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  3. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, former Chief Justice of Pakistan appointed as ICJ ad hoc judge in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case
  4. Justice (r) Javed Iqbal officially assumed charge as the National Accountability Bureau chairman Octo said all major cases before the NAB would be taken to logical conclusion
  5. After several warnings, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) ultimately suspended Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) membership on October 11, 2017 on account of undue third-party interference in the federation’s affairs
  6. Spain threatened on October 11, 2017 to suspend Catalonia`s autonomy if it follows through on its threat to break away as an independent country in the biggest challenge to Spanish unity in a generation
  7. India’s top court says sex with child is rape
    • Sex with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India’s top court ruled on October 11, 2017, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment
  8. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at US counterpart Donald Trump, saying he was opposing “the whole world” by trying to abandon a landmark nuclear agreement
  9. Parliament of Iran: Majles-e-Shoraye Eslami / Majles
  10. Book Ethics of killing written by: Rabia Hassan

October 13, 2017

  1. Security forces, with the support of US intelligence, freed an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children from terrorists` captivity
  2. Pakistani expert to head WHO panel
    • The United Nations health agency has announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on non communicable diseases (NCDs) which will be led by Dr Sania Nishtar of Pakistan
    • Director General World Health Organisation (WHO): Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  3. French President Emmanuel Macron launched round two of his ambitious domestic reform programme on October 12, 2017
  4. The United States has announced it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation, accusing the body of `anti-Israel bias`.
  5. Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on October 13, 2017 after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war
  6. China’s best known report on personal riches says property tycoon Xu Jiayin has become the country’s wealthiest person, knocking billionaire Wang Jianlin off the top spot
  7. Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra on Oct 12, 017 announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL) after an injury-plagued career
  8. President of BCCI: Vinod Rai
  9. 2022 Asian Games will be in: Hangzhou, China
  10. Highest point of Asia: Mt. Everest

October 14, 2017

  1. Pakistan would once again tap international capital market to issue Sukuk bond within next couple of months to generate at least $1 billion to build the country’s foreign exchange reserves
  2. Postage stamp in honour of Mufti Mahmood launched
    • The postage stamp has been launched in recognition of invaluable religious as well as political services of Maulana Mufti Mahmood
  3. The federal government has appointed Shahid Ashraf Tarar as Executive Director at the World Bank for a period of three years
    • Shahid Ashraf Tarar, a BS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service, presently posted as chairman of National Highway Authority under Communications Division
  4. Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the UK Army, Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, acknowledged the Pakistan Army`s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability in the region
  5. President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning that the United States might ultimately terminate it
  6. Somalia`s defence minister and army chief have both resigned, without explaining why, in a potential blow to the government`s fight against Shabaab militants
  7. The Swiss government says voters will decide whether to ban facecovering garments like masks or Muslim burgas and nigabs
  8. India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiative
  9. Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay was selected to head the embattled UN cultural agency Unesco after defeating her Qatari rival by only two votes in a cliff-hanger on October 13, 2017
  10. The International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled a long-awaited, nine-nation Test championship on October 13, 2017 in a bid to preserve the five-day format`s status following the rapid growth of Twenty20
    • The Test league will start in 2019 and see nine teams play six series over two years three home and three away. It will culminate in a final between the two top teams at Lord`s

October 15, 2017

  1. The Pak-Iran officials discussed several matters, ranging from border management to security, from immigration to border trade and from rahdari system to increase trade volume at the 21st Joint Border Commission meeting held in Balochistan’s port city, Gwadar
  2. Nusrat Ara The actress who played a hugely popular character Bil Batori in a children`s television play, passed away on October 14, 2017. She was 65
  3. China’s Communist Party announced Saturday that it agreed to amend its constitution
  4. Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff as Baghdad sets deadline
  5. North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea
  6. Saudi princess first woman to head sports federation
    • Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports
  7. One of the world`s most remote places became a little less isolated on October 14, 2017 when the first commercial flight arrived in St. Helena, a South Atlantic island that until recently was only accessible by boat and where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last years in exile
  8. A Cistercian monastery that’s existed for almost 900 years in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, due to a shortage of monks
  9. France have qualified for the next edition of the men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018 after a gap of 28 years thanks to favourable results at the Oceania Cup
  10. Muhammad Inayatullah made history for Pakistan on October 13, 2017 as he claimed the 70kg title at the Beach World Wrestling Championships by defeating an Irani opponent in Dalyan, Turkey

October 16, 2017

  1. Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US will meet in Muscat on October 16, 2017 (today) for the first time in over a year to restart the stalled process aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan
    • Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, will lead the Pakistani delegation, which includes senior military officials
  2. Pakistan and Iran have vowed not to allow use of their soil for terrorism and decided to improve the security situation at the border and take concrete steps for curbing smuggling and illegal border-crossing
  3. WB asked to rectify error about loan payable by Pakistan
  4. Pakistan was nominated to the Executive Council of the International Islamic News Agency (IINA)
    • A media organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), for the second consecutive term at its 25th meeting, which concluded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday
  5. Separate wards to be set up for senior citizens at KP hospitals
    • The health department is extending incentives to the patients aging 60 or above in the fulfillment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Citizens Act, 2014 at the government-run hospitals across the province
  6. Only 38 parties out of 354 eligible to contest polls
  7. India to close colonial-era military farms
    • The 700-acre farm in the Allahabad, city of 1.1 million people, along with 38 other military farms set up by the country`s former British rulers, is to be closed in coming weeks
  8. Russia hosts Soviet-style youth festival as Putin woos under-30s
  9. Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on October 15, 2017 and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival

October 17, 2017

  1. Muscat moot breaks the ice on stalled Afghan talks
    • Representatives of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US gathered in Muscat on October 16, 2017 to rejuvenate the stalled Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) working to restore peace in Afghanistan
  2. Pakistan on October 16, 2017 won a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body
    • The election in the 193-member assembly was by secret ballot, with a simple majority required. Pakistan polled 151 votes, when 97 were needed.
  3. Justice Muhammad Ajmal Mian, a former chief justice of Pakistan, died on October 16, 2017. He was 83
  4. Malaysian teacher seen as new `emir` of pro-IS militants
    • Intelligence officials describe Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad as a financier and recruiter, who helped put together the coalition of pro-IS fighters that stormed Marawi City in May
  5. Austria`s shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the next leader and opened a path for the resurgent f ar right to return to power
  6. Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
  7. The head of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US `most wanted terrorists` list, was killed on October 16, 2017 in the battle to reclaim a militant-held Philippines city
  8. Einstein’s waves detected in star smash
    • Scientists have detected the warping of space generated by the collision of two dead stars, or neutron stars
  9. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has officially confirmed its national team`s tour to Pakistan for the last T20 match of the on-going series, to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Oct 29
  10. Israel on October 16, 2017 approved permits for 31 settler homes in Hebron, the first such green light for the flashpoint West Bank city since 2002 and part of a major increase in settlement activity

October 18, 2017

  1. The government has imposed regulatory duty on import of 36 new products and raised its rates on the existing 240 items
    • Prices of wheat, sugar, vegetables, fruits, cosmetics, electronics and cars will go up
  2. The fifth round of foreign secretaries-level bilateral political consultations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was held in Colombo on October 18, 2017
    • Pakistan delegation was headed by the Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, while the Sri Lankan delegation was led by the Foreign Secretary, Prasad Kariyawasam
  3. `Security challenges have continued to slow progress on access to justice and the rule of law in Pakistan,`: the EU annual report on `human rights and democracy in the world in 2016`
  4. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Society of Collective Interest Orientation (Socio-Pakistan) — the implementation partner — and the provincial government completed on October 17, 2017 its 10-month project “Improving Health & Hygiene Status of Refugees & Host Communities”.
  5. Pakistan and the United Kingdom on October 17, 2017 reiterated their commitment to work together for the shared objective of peace in the region
  6. Nadia Bukhari, A British Pakistani pharmacist has become the first Muslim female and first Pakistani female to be elected on the National Pharmacy Board for England for the UK’s pharmacy professional body, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
  7. Mahmood Lodhi achieved excellence by becoming the first Pakistani chess player to secure the World Grand Master`s title in 70 years when he won the 8th Asian Seniors Chess Championship in Auclkland, New Zealand
  8. US author George Saunders won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for his first fulllength novel, Lincoln in the Bardo
    • He became the second US author to win the world`s most prestigious Englishlanguage literary award following last year`s victory by Paul Beatty for his novel, The Sellout
  9. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Chins: Masood Khalid
  10. Deputy UN Ambassador of North Korea: Kim In Ryong

October 19, 2017

  1. Pakistan and the United States agreed on October 18, 2017 to keep up the momentum of improvement in bilateral relations through highlevel engagements and stronger counterterrorism cooperation
    • US Vice President: Mike Pence
  2. US seeks India`s help to `keep an eye` on Pakistan
    • India can help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, as Washington cannot tolerate any government that shelters terrorists: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
  3. The Pakistan Army on October 18, 2017 announced promotion of four major generals to lieutenant general
    • `Those promoted include Major General Majid Ehsan, Major General Aamir Abbasi, Major General Abdullah Dogar, Major General Hamooduz Zaman`
    • There are 29 three-star generals in the army
  4. First Saudi commercial flight jets to Baghdad after 27 years
    • Flights between Iraq and Saudi Arabia were suspended some 27 years ago in August 1990 after former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered his troops into neighbouring Kuwait
  5. Chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and a mastermind of Army Public School Peshawar massacre has been killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan
  6. The Swiss government on October 18, 2017 opposed letting men take subsidised paternity leave from their jobs, saying it would cost too much and hurt companies’ competitiveness
  7. Seamer Hasan Ali became the quickest player to reach 50 one-day international wickets for Pakistan in the third One-day International at Abu Dhabi on October 18, 2017
  8. Imam-ul-Haq becomes 2nd Pakistani to score century on debut on October 18, 2017
  9. PBIT: Punjab at Punjab Board of Investment and Trade
    • CEO PBIT: Jahanzeb Burana
  10. Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce & Investment: Sheikh Allauddin

October 20, 2017

  1. An accountability court on October 19, 2019 indicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in the London properties reference
    • The same court will indict Mr Sharif in another reference, related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies
  2. The banned Pakistani militant group, Jamaatul Ahrar, has named a new chief to lead the outfit, prompting speculation about the fate of its founder-in-chief, Omar Khalid Khurasani
  3. A Senate committee on October 19, 2017 approved a bill that will enable a member of parliament to vote on a constitutional amendment bill according to their conscience, instead of party directions
  4. Spain`s government on October 19, 2017 set in motion plans to take away Catalonia`s local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence
  5. NATO opened a counter-espionage hub in Poland on October 19, 2017 aimed at expanding the alliance’s intelligence-gathering capabilities amid tensions with Russia
  6. Current Interior Minister Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal
  7. First visit in 2 decades: Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi, arrived in Saudi Arabia October 19, 2017
  8. The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country, including an assault that wiped out an army camp in Kandahar
  9. The Punjab government has created a new post of grade22, additional chief secretary for communication and works
    • The Punjab government had retained services of C&W Secretary Mushtaq Ahmad after his promotion to grade 22
  10. Tegel is an international airport of: Germany

October 21, 2017

  1. WB rates Pakistan among top private investment countries
    • Pakistan has been grouped in top five highest private participation investment (PPI) countries owing to a few multi-billiondollar power projects, with two hydropower plants worth $3.6 billion during the first half of 2017.
  2. The Punjab government has decided to raise two more battalions of the Special Protection Unit (SPU) of the police to further strengthen security around foreigners, including Chinese experts working on different development projects in the province
  3. Punjab university professor wins UNESCO prize
    • Prof Shahida Hasnain of Punjab University has been named laureate of the Unesco Carlos J. Finlay Prize 2017 for microbiology together with Dr Samir Saha of Bangladesh
  4. US promises to stay neutral in India`s conflict with other states
  5. G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on October 20, 2017 agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet
    • The Group of 7 (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  6. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on October 20, 2017 announced a cabinet reshuffle putting women in “the top three spots” of government
  7. US CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said the United States wants to draw the Taliban into peace talks in Afghanistan, but for that to happen, Pakistan must first ensure the militants cannot establish safe havens within its borders
  8. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has nominated Sumera Sattar to attend international coaching enrichment certificate programme (ICECP) being held from April 26, next year in Lausanne, Switzerland
  9. Pakistan’s Hasan Ali has emerged as a new number one among top bowlers in the latest ICC ODI ranking issued by the ICC on October 20, 2017
  10. Two American astronauts floated outside the International Space Station October 20, 2017 for the third spacewalk this month aimed at repairing the orbiting outpost’s robotic arm and replacing old video cameras

October 22, 2017

  1. Current Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
  2. Afghan traders have stopped exporting goods to Pakistan
  3. Prime Minister Shahid Khagan Abbasi and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim agreed to bolster relations in diverse areas with a focus on trade and economy
  4. The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8, is an organisation for development co-operation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey
  5. The Punjab Board of Investment & Trade and China Railway Construction Corporation International (CRCCI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to make joint efforts for further improving bilateral economic ties and trade relations between Pakistan and China
  6. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe named as ‘goodwill ambassador’ by WHO
  7. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on October 21, 2017 at start of Gulf, South Asia tour
  8. The Israeli army attacked Syrian government artillery on October 21, 201 after fire across the armistice line hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and warned it would step up such retaliation in the future
  9. India thrash Pakistan 4-0 to enter men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament
  10. PTDC: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation

October 23, 2017

  1. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat arrives in the US capital October 22, 2017 to attend an international conference on counterterrorism.
  2. The foreign ministry has proposed setting up of a new force for manning the porous Pak-Afghan border to check illegal crossing of people and goods, and introduction of visa system for Afghan travelers
    • WBSF: The Western Border Security Force
  3. The deepening Indo-US nexus is posing new challenges to Pakistan’s national security and a threat to the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which Beijing and Islamabad consider as a game-changer
  4. Current Federal Minister for Climate Change: Senator Mushahidullah Khan
  5. The head of the World Health Organization on October 22, 2017 reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar
  6. A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem
  7. A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ship sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England
  8. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election October 22, 2017 and immediately vowed to “deal firmly” with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign
  9. Indonesia said Sunday its military chief General Gatot Nurmantyo had been refused entry to the United States and asked Washington for an explanation
  10. Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were voting October 22, 2017 in referendums on autonomy, against the backdrop of Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain

October 24, 2017

  1. Senate bars disqualified person from holding party post
    • The controversy over re-election of Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief has refused to die down, with the opposition-dominated Senate on October 23, 2017 passing a bill to bring back the bar on those disqualified to become a lawmaker from holding a party office with a majority vote of 49 against 18
  2. The Senate Standing Committee on Interior cleared a bill seeking an increase in the marriageable age for women to 18 with a majority vote
    • Moved by PPP Senator Sehar Kamran, The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2017 suggests the minimum age women can be married be raised from 16 to 18
  3. The Sindh government on October 23, 2017 entered into a cooperation agreement with St. Petersburg, the second-largest city in Russia, which aims to promote partnerships in trade, business, education, science and technology, respectively.
    • Sindh Provincial Minister for Planning and Development: Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani
  4. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in 5th ODI to clean-sweep series (5-0)
    • Usman Khan finished with 5 wickets
    • This was Pakistan’s first ever clean-sweep in ODI series in UAE
  5. Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce and Investment: Shiekh Allauddin
  6. Federal Minister of State for Religious Affairs: Pir Aminul Hasnat
  7. Federal Minister for Defence: Khurram Dastgir Khan
  8. The CIA has launched a new `hunt and kill` mission in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban militants across the country
  9. The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq
  10. The Modi government rowed back on its three-year-old pledge to never talk to the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, as Home Minister Rajnath Singh named a new interlocutor with a brief to consult all stakeholders, including the separatists, in India-held Kashmir

October 25, 2017

  1. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Pakistani leadership on October 24, 2017 to step up their fight against terrorist groups on their soil and facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process
  2. Pakistan on October 24, 2017 rejected an Indian government decision to appoint an interlocutor to initiate dialogue with all stakeholders in India-held Kashmir
  3. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on October 24, 2017 passed a bill increasing the punishment for involvement in child molestation and pornography between 14 and 20 years in prison
  4. The Balochistan government has decided to establish an elite force comprising 1,000 personnel to combat terrorism and curb crimes in the province on October 24, 2017
    • Inspector General of Balochistan Police: Moazzam Jah Ansari
  5. The provincial cabinet on October 24, 2017 approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan
    • Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university
    • Health minister Balochistan: Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch
  6. Xi Jinping was elevated to the pantheon of China`s most powerful leaders on October 24, 2017 as his name was enshrined in the Communist Party constitution alongside Chairman Mao
  7. Qatar announced on October 25, 2017 it will fund a new headquarters for the Palestinian Authority in Gaza
  8. Renowned thumri singer Girija Devi died on October 24, 2017 in Kolkata at the age of 88. Known as the `thumri queen`
  9. Paul Weitz, a retired Nasa astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85
  10. Secretary general of World BaseballSoftball Confederation (WBSC), Dato Low Beng Choo

October 26, 2017

  1. No surrender to US demands: Pakistan
    • Ruling out any surrender before the US or a compromise on the country`s sovereignty
    • Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told the Senate on October 25, 2017
  2. The federal cabinet on October 25, 2017 decided to conduct fresh delimitation of constituencies
    • The proposed increase in the number of seats of the national and provincial assemblies would be decided in parliament
  3. The Punjab Assembly on October 25, 2017 passed eight bills
    • The Dera Ghazi Khan Development Authority (Repeal) Bill of 2017, the Punjab Environment Protection (Amendment) Bill of 2017, the Punjab Criminal Prosecution Service (Constitution functions and powers amendment) Bill of 2017, the Punjab Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Bill of 2017, the Punjab Ehtram-iRamazan (Amendment) Bill of 2017, the Parks and Horticulture Authority (Amendment) Bill of 2017,thePunjabLocalGovernment (Amendment) Bill of 2017 and the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (Amendment) Bill of 2017
  4. The US State Department has said that Pakistan`s refusal to acknowledge the existence of terrorist safe havens on its soil would not automatically lead to sanctions against the country
  5. China`s ruling Communist Party on October 25, 2017 elevated five new officials to assist President Xi Jinping as he embarks on a second five-year term
  6. World Cup 2022 host Qatar, under global scrutiny over its alleged ill-treatment of foreign workers, has agreed to a range of labour reforms including the introduction of a minimum wage
  7. US scientists (David Liu, Feng Zhang ) on October 25, 2017 unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment
  8. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that Kabul would block Pakistan`s access to Central Asia if it was not given access to India through the CPEC project.
  9. OGRA: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority
    • OGRA was established in 2002
  10. Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE: Moazzam Ahmad Khan

October 27, 2017

  1. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf retained its National Assembly seat, NA-4, Peshawar IV, in by-elections as its candidate, Arbab Amir Ayub, defeated rivals by a big margin on October 26, 2017
  2. Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) and state-owned Saindak Metals Ltd (SML) signed on October 26, 2017 an agreement under which the Chinese firm will continue operating the Saindak copper-gold project for another five years on existing terms
    • The two companies signed in 2002 a 10-year contract, which was extended for five years in 2012
  3. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide financing for setting up of a benchmark model information technology park in Karachi
  4. Federal Minister for Energy Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari represented Pakistan at the Royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
  5. An 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima will jointly accept the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize together with this year’s laureate
  6. Qatar on October 26, 2017 had signed a defence agreement with Russia, the latest in a series of such steps by the emirate since the Gulf diplomatic crisis erupted in June
  7. International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science and 7th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering kicked off at Virtual University of Pakistan, M.A Jinnah Campus, Lahore on October 26, 2017
    • A large number of national educationists and delegates from USA, Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, Sudan, Turkey, Jorden, Malaysia and Jammu & Kashmir are participating in this mega event
  8. Federal Minister for Defence: Engineer Khurram Dastgir
  9. Baku is the capital and largest city of: Azerbaijan
  10. Tangerang is a city in the province of Banten
    • It is located on the island of Java about 25 kilometres west of Jakarta

October 28, 2017

  1. The Pakistan Army on October 27, 2017 had shot down an Indian `spy drone` along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)
  2. Burundi on October 27, 2017 became the first ever nation to leave the International Criminal Court, set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world`s worst atrocities
    • `Burundi`s withdrawal from the Rome Statute will take ef fect on Friday, Oct 27, 2017,
  3. Pakistan on October 27, 2017 said it opposes $2 billion armed drones deal between the United States and India as it could endanger peace
  4. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar left for Tajikistan to attend the 16th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Ministerial Conference in Dushanbe
  5. Spain dissolved Catalonia`s parliament on October 27, 2017 and called new regional elections after separatists voted for independence in a sharp escalation of a constitutional crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe
  6. The second Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) started on October 27, 2017 in Karachi
    • Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Shah
  7. The Punjab government has replaced the IG Prisons Punjab Mian Farooq Nazir with Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig who assumed charge of IG Prison on October 27, 2017
  8. Australia’s Deputy PM disqualified over dual citizenship
    • Barnaby Joyce was among seven politicians embroiled in a crisis after falling afoul of a previously obscure constitutional rule that bars dual citizens from sitting in parliament
  9. The US government has released a mammoth, long-awaited trove of secret files on the killing of president John F. Kennedy, offering intriguing new insights into events surrounding one of the most infamous assassinations in history
  10. SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

October 29, 2017

  1. The deputy governor of Afghanistan`s Kunar province, Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, was kidnapped from Peshawar`s Dabgari area on October 28, 2017
    • Law enforcement agencies were not aware of Afghan official’s visit; baduction maybe linked to internal Hizb-i-Islami rivalry
  2. Gritty Sri Lankans Cricketers return to make history
    • It will mark the first international cricket match featuring a major Test-playing team on Pakistan soil since the 2009 ghastly terror attack
    • In 2015, minnows Zimbabwe visited Lahore for a short limited-overs international series
    • Earlier this year, the final of the domestic Pakistan Super League T20 tournament was also staged in Lahore without any trouble
    • The visit by World XI, featuring a few star players of internadonal repute, for three T20s last month also went smoothly
  3. The last PIA flight from Lahore to New York takes off from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on October 28, 2017
  4. Sindh cabinet has decided to approach the federal government to post a Grade B-22 officer as inspector general of police (IGP) Sindh in place of incumbent Allah Dino Khawaja who is a grade B-21 officer
  5. Pakistan’s lone international female tennis star Ushna Suhail won the Subh-e-Nau National Clay Court Tennis Championship 2017 women singles final on October 28, 2017
  6. Current Interior Minister of Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal
  7. Current Chairman Senate: Mian Raza Rabbani
  8. Author of Book “Focus Pakistan”: Amjed Pervez Malik
  9. Mogadishu, known locally as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital city of: Somalia
  10. Current Chief of Pakistan Navy: Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi

October 30, 2017

  1. Pakistan hammered Sri Lanka by 36 runs to sweep the Twenty20 International series on October 29, 2017
    • The first time since 2009 that a top cricketing side had come to Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka, returning to play in Pakistan eight years after a terrorist attack on their team bus near the same venue condemned Pakistan to sports isolation
  2. Six US Senators have urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to designate Pakistan and Myanmar as `countries of particular concern` for their alleged violation of religious freedom
  3. India on October 29, 2017 shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran`s strategic Chabahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing Pakistan
    • India, Afghanistan and Iran last year decided to jointly establish a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries
  4. Qatar’s emir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos
    • Qatar Emir: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
  5. Saudi Arabia on October 29, 2017 accused Iran of blocking peace efforts in Yemen
    • Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia: Adel al-Jubeir
  6. A film on the life and work of renowned social worker Perween Rahman, who was gunned down four years ago, has won the second prize for best documentary at the 11th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
  7. Ambassador of Pakistan to the Unites States: Aizaz Chaudhry
  8. Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB): Siddiqul Farooq
  9. Current Minister for Climate Change: Senator Mushahidullah Khan
  10. Current British Prime Minister: Theresa May
    • She is Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016
    • She is the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead since 1997

October 31, 2017

  1. The Pakistan Army on October 30, 2017 rejected Indian allegations of targeting civilian population living on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC)
  2. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on October 30, 2017 installed Rawalpindi Corps Commander Lt Gen Nadeem Raza as the first Colonel Commandant of the Mujahid Force (MF)
  3. President Mamnoon Hussain October 30, 2017 conferred upon Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military)
    • The military award has been conferred upon the Naval Chief in recognition of his long meritorious services, exceptionally commendable performance and inspirable devotion to duty.
  4. Member Provincial Assembly Punjab, Chaudhry Liaquat Ali Khan passed away on October 30, 2017
  5. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs: Sardar Muhammad Yousaf
  6. The FBR raided the office of NTS Islamabad a private entity that has been operating its business under the title of a national organisation and seized computers and other records
    • The NTS was established by the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), a public entity, which had employed most of its staff members as directors of the new testing service
    • Chief Executive officer of NTS: Dr Sherzada Khan,
  7. US Court on October 30, 2017 blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military
  8. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on October 30, 2017 declared victor of the country’s deeply divisive elections, taking 98 percent of the ballots cast
  9. China on October 30, 2017 signalled it would again block an Indian request at the United Nations to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar
  10. Hamilton claims 4th world title
    • Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth drivers’ world championship on October 30, 2017
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